College of Fine Arts Convocation & Commencement

Boston University Commencement Weekend
May 17-20, 2018

Please be sure to check out the BU Commencement 2018 website for additional information including parking and transportation and disability services.


College of Fine Arts Convocation Ceremony

Saturday, May 19, 2018. 4 p.m.
Track & Tennis Center
100 Ashford Street
Graduating students must check in from 2:45 – 3:00 p.m.
There are no tickets required to attend the convocation ceremonies.
The ceremony will be followed immediately by a tented reception in the adjacent lot.

Michael ChiklisEmmy-winning actor and television producer Michael Chiklis (CFA’85), has been named the speaker for the 2018 CFA Convocation.

Shawna M. JamesShawna M. James (CFA’18) has been named the CFA Student Speaker.


All University Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, May 20, 2018, 1 p.m.
Nickerson Field
Rain or shine
Duration: approximately two hours
Graduating students are asked to arrive no later than 12:15pm.
No tickets are required for guests attending the Commencement Ceremony
Speakers: John Lewis, U.S. Congressman representing Georgia’s Fifth District, will deliver Boston University’s 145th Commencement Address. Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto, mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, will deliver the Baccalaureate Address. Vibha Bakshi, Anthony S. Fauci, and Zhang Yimou will receive honorary degrees.

Getting Here

We recommend using public transit where possible, but if you must drive, please view our resources for directions and parking during Commencement.

Information for Graduating CFA Students